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  1. I'm totally loving the cali Texas ch1 for cleans. Both single and hb pickups. I also spent a lot of time with the us deluxe vib.
  2. @bsd512 Thanks very much for the info. I've been a Helix owner for a few years now, and I get good tones, but I've been avoiding playing around much with cabs, and with the stock cab settings (esp. mic choice, etc.) Given your experience bringing your IR knowledge to the stock cabs, would you be willing to share any guidelines/principles you've discovered? Even a few general pointers would be awesome, like mixing cabs with different mics, maybe a handful of mics to start with (and applications), etc. Apologies for the vague question, and for not having looked around the forum much. Either way, thanks again!
  3. Thanks a ton for all your replies, everyone! Super helpful!! Good question. Basically it would be too overwhelming for me to have a ton of presets, so I'm compromising with a small number of general purpose ones. That's just where I am right now. Hell, even wrapping my head around choosing a mic that's different from a stock cab's default makes me nervous. I may change as I delve into this :-)
  4. Hi All, I finally started playing with snapshots after having owned my LT for a few years and using it in cover bands. I'm now experimenting with the approach of using two amps (I think of them as one "clean", one "dirty") and snapshotting between them for various tones, along with some effects on stomp switches. Currently I have three presets (I haven't gig-tested this setup yet), each containing the same clean amp (US Deluxe Vib) and one of three different dirty amps depending on the type of song: Brit Plexi Jump (vintage), Cali Texas Ch 2 (country/single coil), and Cali Rectifire (modern). I've been using the stock Amp+Cab cabinets so I don't get overwhelmed. (I use two instead of three amps due to DSP limits, but a shared cab might fix that?) So far it's awesome, but I wonder if different amp choices might give me more versatility. So: What two amps (and their cabs) would you use for this kind of setup? Maybe I only need one preset with two different amps. I realize the choice is personal, but the application (a wide range from clean to dirty in a multi-decade rock cover band) might constrain it a bit. (I read that using the same cab for the amps works well and keeps things simpler.) Hopefully that's not too unclear a question :-O Thanks!
  5. I read elsewhere the this update has some important internal changes that enable the strobe tuner (screen refresh rate was improved), and supposedly other future improvements.
  6. As a frequent complainer about the old tuner, line 6 have hit the ball out if the park with the new strobe tuner. Side-by-side comparison with my Turbo Tuner: virtually identical performance, best I can tell. I have a gig tomorrow and I’m eager to try it live. Thanks!
  7. Hi Folks. I have a Hamer with Lollar P90s, and I haven't found a distorted tone I like. I play rhythm in a cover band, so I need a few overdriven presents - one vintage and one modern, basically. I don't use a ton of saturation, but I want something with gain along with articulation. I've been using the WhoWatt 100 and Brit J45 Brt (default cabs and mics) for vintage, and the Matchstick Ch2 for more modern sounds, but they all sound a little mushy. Maybe I need to tweak more, and possible cut back on the gains. I'd really appreciate hearing what works for you. Thanks!
  8. Did you ever come up with any presets you like? I have a Hamer with Lollar P90s, and I haven't found a distorted tone I like. I want something with gain, but articulation too. I've been using the various British amps (e.g., WhoWatt), which would probably work with a bunch of tweaking, but maybe I can use yours :-)
  9. marmatkat

    Name That Riff!

    Thanks for your work, man! I know it's not the focus of the video and thread, but I'd love to know folks' ideas re: a good preset for this song. On the original recording, with headphones I think I hear a beefy scooped sound, but not as distorted as the above video. But I also hear mids? I'm guessing one of the British models. For the live vids I could find on YouTube, this one sounds similar to the studio but maybe a tiny bit more distorted. This one too, but a little less distorted and tinnier (Les Paul vs. SG?) Re: the lick, in addition to the power chord/fifths, I can also (barely) hear the third (C#) in there too :-) My weekend cover band plays this one with two guitars and all the harmonies, and it's great fun! Audience reception is pretty good too :-O Thanks, all.
  10. Thanks. I did look at the release notes for that version before posting, but did not see a fix listed for this issue. I'll create a ticket.
  11. Has this been fixed? I have an updated my helix in a while because I've been gigging. A pointer to the update that fixed this would be awesome. Thanks
  12. Line6 please get rid of the question mark, for all the excellent reasons posted above.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DWIM Sorry, I couldn't read all of your message on my phone.
  14. Agreed x100 - Please make it go away; you've gotten plenty of feedback. It seems like some web person just has to have *something* that is cool, floats, and pops up. Or maybe it's such a good idea, incorporate it into Helix :-)
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